Friday Finds: Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2012

Tablescape in sunroom

Welcome to Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2012.

“A Relaxing Renewal” celebrates spring energy and renewal. It’s all about relaxing, organizing, getting together with friends and watching things grow.” 

Living room




The flowers on the wallpaper look like they are appliqued on fabric. Nice job matching the seams, paperhanger.


Interior barn door used to hide the television. Simmer down, it’s already sold.


Inspiration Den


Girl’s Bedroom


Wine bottles filled with colored water in upstairs bath.


Boy’s Bedroom


Master Bedroom


Master bedroom jewelry organizer


Dining Room


Potting bench, and in a former life, a metal sink.

What better way to kick off spring than by touring the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2012. Lovely fresh-cut flowers, single stems, gorgeous bouquets, plants, and floral decor accessories are displayed throughout the house. In addition to floral fever, it’s always a treat seeing the creative re-purposing of many old and new items.

The inspiration piece for the Spring Ideas House comes from the color palette of the blossom painting that doubles as the headboard in the master bedroom. Soft colors are used on the walls and furnishings, with table linens and linen draperies pulling from the painting’s linen canvas. There are fewer re-purposed decor items throughout the Spring Ideas House than in previous houses, giving the house a more spacious and calm feeling. Remember nearly every item in the house is for sale.

There’s no Summer Ideas House this year, but save the dates of June 16 – July 15, 2012, for the Summer Patio Ideas Center. Come see outdoor living at its finest.

Hirshfield’s paint colors used in the house:

Front Porch
Trim 0012 Bunny Cake
Floor 0211 Light Lichen
Entry & Stairwell 0217 Oak Tone
Living Room 0456 Fair Maiden
Sienna wallcovering
0455 Favored One
0225 Roman Ruins
Main Level Bathroom 
0455 Favored One
Boy’s Bedroom 
0175 3 a.m. Latte
Girl’s Room 
0784 Fresh Start
Master Bedroom 
0560 Awakening
Upper Level Bathroom 
 0138 Coconut Macaroon
Inspiration Den 
0224 Pebblebrook

Details you need to know:
Dates: Open 7 days a week, March 22 thru April 15, 2012.

Location: The Historic Bachman Family Home, 5936 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

Tickets: On sale now at bachmans.com and at 612-861-7311. Tickets are sold on the half-hour during the following times: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30, Thurs: 10-6:30, Sat 10-4 & Sun: 11-4 Tickets are $5 and that includes a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. This year, 20% of ticket proceeds will benefit Art in Bloom.

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